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N is for New Orleans

The Battle of New Orleans was a series of engagements fought from December 24, 1814 through January 8, 1815 and was the final major battle of the War of 1812. 542 more words


#1812 History, Pride and Hilarity

If you ask a Briton what the date 1812 means to them they’ll respond with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with its crash of cannons and memorable theme tune, often accompanied with fireworks. 488 more words


Battle Bicentennial Brings Exhibits, Special Events

Last week I posted to my personal Facebook page a profile photo of myself taken during my recent visit to New Orleans. So many people have asked about it that I thought I’d tell you about the place where the photo was made and why I was there. 951 more words

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Last battle against Britain

The iconic view of New Orleans includes the dramatic statue of Andrew Jackson on a rearing horse, the St. Louis Cathedral rising in the background. The statue commands  the surrounding park, Jackson Square, named for the man who became a hero two hundred years ago this month. 825 more words

19th Century

Steven McKenzie: Scottish soldier's diary tells of horror at New Orleans

BBC NEWS Highlands and Islands: Earlier this month, the BBC Scotland news website told of a Scottish regiment’s “forgotten battle” fought on US soil 200 years ago. 57 more words



January 8th of each year always represents the general rift that separates American pop culture from alleged “high culture”. On the one hand it’s Elvis Presley’s birthday. 698 more words

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